Tangy Lemon Walnut Squares

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 20 squares Recipe: 84/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 58       Lemon desserts are not my favorite thing on the planet, but when one cannot eat chocolate one has to adapt. I made these bars mostly because walnuts are involved and they are easy to share, which is a … Continue reading

Caramel Walnut Shortbread Squares

Yield: one 8-inch square pan, about 25 squares Recipe: 83/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 62      These past two weeks have been very tough for me. My friends and I made a (very stupid, in retrospect) bet about who could go on the longest without their favorite food. Mine, of course, was chocolate. Why did … Continue reading

Apple Cheddar Walnut Scones

Yield: 8 scones Recipe: 64/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 228      This weekend I had the good fortune of remembering that scones are delicious: crunchy on the outside yet moist and tender on the inside. As such, I made these apple cheddar walnut scones and was very pleased with the result! The cheddar cheese … Continue reading

Frosted Banana Nut Bars

Yield: 16-18 bars Recipe: 31/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 66     The incoming weekend could only mean one thing: time to bake and enjoy the weekend with friends! I wanted to make something sweet but light (ish) at the same time. I thus made these seemingly finger-licking good banana nut bars, with frosting! The … Continue reading

Rocky Road Tart

Yield: one 9-inch tart Recipe: 26/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 115    Since I wanted to bake a couple of things this weekend and was looking for some ideas, I offered my roommate and best friend to chose the dessert of her liking that I would subsequently make. She thus sacrificed herself to be my … Continue reading

Banana Coconut Muffins

Yield: 10 muffins Recipe: 19/200 “Back to Baking”, pp. 214    Something I love baking is muffins. Muffins are versatile, delicious and usually quite filling, just like these ones. They’re almost like a healthy cupcake (or so I like to think when I’m eating one!). This recipe for banana coconut muffins was bound to be … Continue reading